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Recent developments w/ death penalty & US Supreme Court

Scotusblog reports that both the Petitioner and Respondent in Arave v. Hoffman are seeking dismissal of the cert. proceeding which is currently pending before the Court. Certiorari was granted last month on the issue of whether trial counsel was ineffective based upon his advice to the defendant/Petitioner not to take a plea offer and if so, whether the appropriate remedy was to compel reinstatement of the plea offer. The defendant/Petitioner indicated his desire to stop proceedings which concerned the guilt phase of his case. New sentencing proceedings remain pending in the Idaho court.

In other capital news, the Court delayed the execution of an Alabama defendant who was scheduled to be executed tonight at 6 pm.

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